My Universe: Patrick Kelly


Jeans I don’t often wear jeans. J’obsessed with IJJI ( canvas drawstring work pants, though.

T-shirt Industry of All Nations. And Olderbrother.

Socks I don’t wear socks either. *crying laughing emoji* I’m in the “no laces club,” as I like to say.

Heels Margiela heeled tabi boots in brushed white.

Sneakers *monkey covering its eyes* I don’t wear sneakers either.

Sunglasses Oliver Peoples x The Row “After Midnight” round lenses

Jewelry Quarry Cudo ring with white diamond. Silver chain from Brooklyn-based Sofia Ramsay.

Workout wear Outdoor Voices running shorts—the teeniest, tiniest they make, duh.

Designers Damir Doma. Henrik Vibskov. Margiela. Ann Demeulemeester.

Where do you shop Rarely. Dover Street Market. Mohawk General Store.

Swimwear Charlie speedos in black.

Style Icon Peter Murphy. Catherine Deneuve in The Hunger. Nick Cave. Siouxsie Sioux.



What’s your sign Virgo

Workout Running, every damn day

Do you meditate On and off

Experts in your corner (herbalists, doctors, registered nurses, naturopaths) Kelsey Barrett of Heavy Nettle. Alexis Smart of Alexis Smart Flower Remedies. Lauren Haynes of Wooden Spoon Herbs. Ally Draizin of Heart of Gold.

Morning rituals Tongue scrape, read a poem, go for a run, take a bath.

Evening rituals Popcorn, meditation, catch up on emails, LESSE Bioactive Face Masque.

Astrologist Ellen Nguyen of United Other

Human Design Generator 4/6

Shower or bath Bath, always.

Extrovert or introvert On MBTI I’m exactly one point over the median toward Introverted.

Stress management techniques Running. Gratitude for others. Reading.

Who is your get out of jail call? One of my oldest friends from Orlando, Michael. We had exactly the same haircut with mini bangs in the early 2000s. Text me for photos, it promises at least a small chuckle.



Tea or tonic drink CAP Matcha with a dropperful of Wooden Spoon Herbs Rose-Colored Glasses, coconut butter, and coconut milk.

How do you like to eat? Lots of sticky rice, avocado, grilled or sauteed veggies, coconut aminos, sliced tomato with flake salt.

Salty or sweet? Salty

What’s always in your fridge? Sparkling water. Refrigerated face masques. Kale. Dry white wine.

Go-to dinner recipe Gnocchi. 

Go-to dinner party recipe Mezcal cocktails.

Favorite snack Crisp, sour apples.

Favorite drink A true mai tai with homemade orgeat and extra orange blossom water. 

Where do you grocery shop? Half asian markets (I live in Koreatown) and half Whole Foods/Sprouts/Erewhon, whichever is closest.



Toothpaste Le Bon Sweet Extravagance is the most lovely, subtle-sweet combination of rose, mint, and orange blossom.

Soap Bathing Culture.

Lip I use Jillian Dempsey Lid Tint in Dew on my lips.

Perfume or Cologne Ahem. This one’s easy. I’m currently alternating between smoky-but-soft Amor Fati and Sigil’s chypre-adjacent, verdant, mossy, glowing, amber-centric Prima Materia.

Shampoo/ Conditioner La Tierra Sagrada.

Cleanser I switch between Heart of Gold Sea Change cleansing balm and Avene cleansing lotion 

Toner Heart of Gold made a limited edition co-distilled hydrolat of rosa gallica and blue chamomile that I am savoring to THE. LAST. DROP. 

Serum I stan Heart of Gold again here. Resonant Frequency Glow Serum. The smell is divine, the results are supremely glowy.

Moisturizer A pump of Heart of Gold Sweetbriar Hydrating Nectar (rosewater decadence) mixed with Weleda Almond Face Cream.

Mask LESSE Bioactive Face Masque

Beauty tool My hands *shrug*

Makeup RMS Un-Cover Up in shade 22. Jillian Dempsey Lid Tint in Peach on my cheeks, with a dab of brow filler. Highlighter from RMS if I’m feeling fancy. *wink*


Where do you live? Los Angeles, CA

Artist Yoko Ono

Piece of art in your home A beautiful rust print made by my equally gorgeous friend Dana Funaro

Museum Marciano Art Foundation 

Sheets Gray linen

Local restaurant Little Pine. Jewel. Triple Beam.

Pottery Luvhaus in Ametrine, a supreme violet glaze

Favorite piece of furniture Goop x CB2 Jelly Bean coffee table

Minimalist or maximalist Minimalist. Fewer things with deeper meaning.

Hotel Sister City in LES (you can find Sigil there, too)

Dream dinner party guests Patti Smith. Hunter Schafer. Jodorowsky. David Lynch.

Most used kitchen gadget Ochoko cups

What do you collect Ceramic mugs



Who or what inspires you Spontaneous encounters. Leather bars. Red lips on a hot man. The films of Ingmar Bergman. A little Czech surrealist gem called Valerie and Her Week of Wonders. The occultist and artist Austin Osman Spare. 

Favorite place in the world Stockholm.

Films Zulawski’s Possession. Eyes Without a Face. Videodrome. Belle de Jour. Hour of the Wolf. El Topo.

Book The Wasp Factory, Iain Banks. The Secret History, Donna Tartt. The Vorrh Trilogy, Brian Catling. Briefing for a Descent into Hell, Doris Lessing. Dune, Frank Herbert.

Photography or coffee table book Acorn, Yoko Ono. I have a thrift store find called Vegetarianism and Occultism which couldn’t fit me better. A neon pink collection of queer zines I picked up at LACMA.

Favorite cookbook Isa Does It, Isa Chandra Moskowitz 

Song in your head at the moment Bela Lugosi’s Dead.

Dancing or karaoke Dancing all night long



Apps Instagram, Audible, Podcasts

Podcasts Fat Mascara. Dewy Dudes. Food 4 Thot. Making Gay History. Zealot. Desert Oracle. Nancy. 

Favorite gadget Perfume vacuum filler is a fucking lifesaver.

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